Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course

Master the skills and knowledge you need to pass the CFE exam by attending this ACFE accredited 5-day Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course. IMF Academy is an ACFE authorised training organisation and the exclusive provider of CFE (exam) courses in the Benelux.

About the Certified Fraud Examiner 

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and premier provider of anti-fraud trainings and education. Together with more than 85.000 members in 160 countries and chapters in 125 countries, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) have a unique set of skills that is not found in any other career field or discipline. They combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners are also trained to understand not only how fraud occurs, but also why.

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is recognised in the hiring and promotion policies of numerous leading organisations all over the world. According to the 2015/2016 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals, CFEs earn 23 percent more than their non-certified colleagues!

Become a Certified Fraud Examiner now

Master the skills and knowledge you need to pass the CFE exam by attending this official Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course and become a CFE now! This instructor-led course will help you master the concepts tested at the CFE exam, such as:

  • Investigation fraud;
  • Legal aspects related to fraud;
  • Financial transactions and fraud schemes; and
  • Fraud prevention and deterrence

The CFE Course – benefits of attending

International Management Forum (IMF) is the exclusive provider of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) courses in the Benelux. Participate in this intensive CFE course and:

  • Prepare yourself for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam
  • Receive guidance from experienced ACFE authorised instructors
  • Participate in open discussions on a variety of topics in fraud prevention
  • Meet others preparing for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam

Target group 

Are you interested in taking your career to the next level by earning the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession? Are you an auditor, CPA, investigator, national state and law enforcement officer, prosecutor, security professional, risk and loss management professional, executive, manager or any other professional dealing with fraud? Then this is your chance to get a qualified training and become certified as a Fraud Examiner (CFE).

The CFE exam

Before earning the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, you are required to pass the CFE exam. The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam tests your knowledge of the four major areas that comprise the fraud examination Body of Knowledge.

  • The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam is an online exam and contains four sections (Investigation, Law, Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes, Fraud Prevention & Deterrence).
  • The CFE exam is a closed book and closed-notes exam
  • The CFE exam contains 400 questions in total
  • Each section has 100 multiple choice and true/false questions
  • Each section/partial exam will take two hours of your time
  • You must score at least 75 percent correct on each section of the exam in order to pass
  • The exam has a number of controls to ensure integrity
  • The exam can be taken at a time and place convenient to you

CFE – eligibility to become certified 

Eligibility to be CFE certified is based upon a point system, which awards credits for education and experience. The admission requirements are:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience that is either directly or indirectly related to finance (i.e. accountancy, auditing, criminology, investigation, loss prevention, law enforcement or legal experience as it relates to fraud)
  • Minimum of 50 qualifying points


To maintain your CFE credential, you are required to earn at least 20 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) every 12-month period. At least 10 of these hours must directly relate to the detection and deterrence of fraud and two hours must directly relate to ethics. If you have earned more than 20 hours of CPE in your previous reporting period, you may rollover up to 10 of these hours to meet your current CPE requirements.

In addition to completing the annual CPE requirements, you must pay an annual membership fee in order to remain a member of the ACFE and retain the CFE credential. If your membership expires, you are not allowed to use the CFE credential anymore.

Free membership & documentation

When attending this 5-day official Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course, you will receive the following:

Associate ACFE membership for one year
As an associate member of ACFE you gain access to timely and practical information including Fraud Magazine, monthly member newsletters, free quarterly webinars, videos, tools and resources to support your anti-fraud efforts.

All the knowledge and tools that are necessary to pass the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam
This includes:

  • The CFE exam preparation course software (international edition) with study questions and practice exams. Review of important concepts, covered at the CFE exam, with more than 1,400 study questions and simulation of the CFE exam environment with timed practice exams
  • The Fraud Examiners Manual (international edition). The Fraud Examiners Manual is an over 2,000 page guide exploring examination techniques and procedures. The Fraud Examiners Manual gives you a detailed explanation of the answer to each study question
  • You will also benefit from receiving exclusive course material prepared by the ACFE and the trainers, tailored to the exam

Start date

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course consists of 5 days from 9.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs. The course will take place on the following dates and locations:

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Amsterdam and remote (live online)

  • 23 – 27 November 2020

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Amsterdam and remote (live online)

  • 22 – 26 March 2021

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Brussels

  • 17 – 21 May 2021

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Amsterdam

  • 14 – 18 June 2021

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Brussels

  • 11 – 15 October 2021

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – Amsterdam

  • 22 – 26 November 2021

Fee & registration

The fee for the 5-day Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course is € 4,280 (VAT excl.). The fee includes free associate membership of the ACFE for one year, full documentation, the ACFE exam, all lunches and coffee/tea.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), start 23 November 2020 : € 4.280,-

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), start 22 March 2021 : € 4.280,-

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), start 17 May 2021 : € 4.280,-

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), start 14 June 2021 : € 4.280,-

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), start 15 October 2021 : € 4.280,-

Level of the course & number of participants 

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) course will be held on a bachelor level. The number of course participants is limited. With regards to the mode of study, there are two options for taking this course. Option one is a 5-day public course and option two is an in house course.

If you would like to either register or receive the brochure for the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) course, you may do so via the following link: https://www.imfacademy.com/partner/riskcompliance/certified-fraud-examiner.php

Time:09.00 hrs - 18.00 hrs
Days:5 days
Location:Amsterdam, Brussels & Luxembourg
Price€ 4,280 (VAT excl.) per person


Includes questions about interviewing, taking statements, obtaining information from public records, tracing illicit transactions, evaluating deception and report writing.

Ensures your familiarity with the many legal ramifications of conducting fraud examinations, including criminal and civil law, rules of evidence, rights of the accused and accuser, and expert witness matters.

This part of the exam tests your comprehension of the types of fraudulent financial transactions incurred in accounting records. To pass the section Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes, you will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the following concepts:

  • basic accounting and auditing theory
  • fraud schemes
  • identity theft
  • internal controls to deter fraud
  • other auditing and accounting matters

Tests your understanding of why people commit fraud and ways to prevent it. Topics covered in this section include:

  • crime causation
  • white-collar crime
  • occupational fraud
  • fraud prevention
  • identity theft
  • fraud risk assessment
  • ACFE code of professional ethics


Robert Lamers CFE

Robert Lamers is an anti-fraud and crisis management specialist and the managing director of Rolam consultancy. He is also head of European partnership development at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Sonny Luypaert MBA CFE

Sonny Luypaert is a director with Triple-S Consulting, providing management consultancy in finance, governance and risk & compliance, with a specialisation in fraud detection and prevention. Sonny is chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Belgium.